Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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Dedicated to the town's patron saint, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore mesmerizes visitors with its flower-filled cloister and ornate interior lined with painstakingly restored frescoes. Built in 1123-35, this masterpiece of Romanesque architecture serves as the final resting place of St Zeno, whose masked corpse occupies the transparent sarcophagus beneath the main altar. According to tradition, the brooding crypt was the site of the marriage of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Pay attention to meticulously crafted bronze doors under the rose window and Mantegna's altarpiece depicting Madonna on the throne. Before you head to Verona, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Verona trip planner, to make sure you see all that Verona has to offer, including Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.
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  • This is a beautiful church, yet one of the most unusual ones we’ve visited so far. There are 3 levels to this church all visible to the visitor right when one enters. There is the altar, the crypt... 
    This is a beautiful church, yet one of the most unusual ones we’ve visited so far. There are 3 levels to this church all visible to the visitor right when one enters. There is the altar, the crypt...  more »
  • This was probably the best church in the city for me. Many interesting features and multiple levels. Make sure you have a close look at the bronze doors. Two recommendations, first take a copy of the....  more
    This was probably the best church in the city for me. Many interesting features and multiple levels. Make sure you have a close look at the bronze doors. Two recommendations, first take a copy of the....  more »
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  • I would say the other three in town are nicer. 8e entry fee, or 16e for all three churches in town.
  • Very beautiful church. Amazing altar and the bronze door. Worth a visit. Is just 15 minutes walk away from the city center. The tickets cost only 3 euro.

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